Wednesday, May 18, 2011

American Strawberry Festivals

Across much of the USA, May is strawberry festival time. These local events celebrate American strawberry harvests with a variety of products and exhibits.

Strawberries are a good example of a locally sourced food that is nutritious, sustainable and widely available. Strawberries have a short season and an extremely short shelf life after picking. Excess strawberries can be shared with friends, frozen or made into jams, jellies and preserves.